Here’s a brilliant skit from Inside Amy Schumer where Julia Louis-Dreyfus joins Tina Fey and Patricia Arquette to celebrate her ‘last f**kable day’ as mandated by the media. It’s a satirical reflection of the entertainment industry’s not-so-latent ageism and misogyny.
Female actors of a certain age will either get relegated to pointless roles or be forgotten altogether in favor of young ingenues. There’s also the mention of how women will be considered ‘too old’ to be paired opposite male actors (who have no such day) twice their age. Special points for mentioning how Sally Field graduated from playing Tom Hanks’ girlfriend to his mother!
If you too feel that such treatment of women and squandering of their skill needs to stop, then watch the hilariously honest video:
While it’s an awful act for sure, the Sony email hack has been successful in revealing some ugly truths about what goes on behind the scenes. A hugely disappointing revelation was that Jennifer Lawrence (Oscar winner and one of THE biggest box office draws today) and Amy Adams (five-time Oscar nominee) earned considerably less salaries than their male costars for American Hustle. The glass ceiling of gender inequality still exists across economies, even among top-tier positions. However, it still comes as a shock for an industry as prosperous as Hollywood, where one would think that paydays aren’t a reflection of gender. Shaunna Murphy at MTV.com wrote this thinkpiece about what needs to be done to fix this issue. Seriously, it’s unacceptable that so many women, particularly huge talents like Lawrence and Adams are also relegated to second-class citizen status:
Found this wonderful new piece in NYMag compiled by Julie Ma. Just goes on to show the different experiences people can have in college. It’s a series of excerpts from publications where famous women discuss their time in college, and you see clear evidence of how those years helped them develop later on. It also tracks the varying generational struggles these women have had: some against society, some against the system, some against themselves. Although it features women only, I honestly feel each and every one of these excerpts could be applied to men too. These aren’t just anecdotes but rather nuggets of learned experience. Enjoy reading.